HTC unlocking bootloaders on older devices, now 58 HTC phones in total are set free

HTC unlocking bootloaders on older devices, now 58 HTC phones in total are set free
After leaks showed that HTC is readying a big comeback at MWC in less than two weeks with three new phones, the Taiwanese have today also updated its bootloader system to include more of its good old handsets. Now, the HTC Hero, Legend, Eris, MyTouch 3G, and myTouch 4G all get unlocked bootloaders, so you can easily flash any ROM you want.

Now, there were unofficial means to unlock the bootloader on most of the listed devices, but nonehteless it’s nice to see that HTC cares even about its older models.

With the inclusion of these latest handsets, the total count of HTC phones that have their bootloader unlocked grows to the impressive 58 devices. Hit the source link below to see if your device is among those with an unlocked bootloader.



4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

So far, HTC seems to be fairly good at updating their devices in a reasonable amount of time. Samsung's Galaxy S devices are just seeing Android 2.3 while Motorola is only talking about updating their devices to ICS. I see the only Samsung devices to get official ICS before the next version of Android comes out are the Galaxy Nexus (which obviously already has ICS) and the Nexus S (which is almost the same as the Galaxy S only without TouchWiz on it). I think that Samsung and Motorola need to learn form HTC and focus on quality over quantity and work on bringing their devices up-to-date.

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

HTC is making good on their promise. Can anyone say MOTOROLA?!? Why haven't you kept your word?!?

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

SH!TOROLA along with CRAPSUNG are talksh!ts.. trust me.. The HTC Desire HD will be getting ICS soon while the Crapsung Galaxy S and SH!TOROLA Atrix which came out about the same time as the Desire HD are NOT getting it. Ridiculous right?

3. superguy

Posts: 480; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I have yet to see a Samsung that didn't have a bootloader that was either unlocked or easily unlocked. Samsung has its faults, but not being open isn't one of them.

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